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Two wildly inappropriate friends run amok through the Danish countryside plowing through endless awkward confrontations and unspeakable debaucheries. Hopelessly wrongheaded Frank "kidnaps" the 12-year-old nephew of his pregnant girlfriend in an eager attempt to prove his fatherhood potential to join sex-crazed Casper on his secret adulterous weekend canoe trip. From exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison, the three paddle downstream from one chaotic misadventure to
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Its deliberate aversion to good taste is the biggest gag of all, and the source of its claim to infamy; yet running beneath the grossness, and the calamitous bonhomie, is a quiet streak of despair.
It can seem sometimes that Hollywood has a monopoly on stupid, obnoxious comedy. Anyone who sees "Klown" will learn otherwise.
Think of all the gags you think might go too far, and then watch as Nĝrgaard takes them even further.
At its best, it's a sly dismantling of a familiar comedy template built on male cluelessness and female responsibility.
Each and every situation here is designed to make viewers squirm -- and, as a side effect, laugh out of shock and discomfort.
A raunchy shock comedy through and through, one in which nearly every major laugh involves, in one way or another, male genitalia. Or, in one case, an index finger.
There are certainly laughs to be had here, but maybe Klown was more effective (and funnier) in thirty-minute doses on TV than dragged out to feature length.
Klown is another comedy that wrings most of its laughs from the premise that in the absence of a civilizing female presence males are apt to revert to despicable and idiotic behavior.
The degree of difficulty is very high with this uncomfortable comedy. I cringed with laughter throughout.
It isn't art, it's will-o-the-wisp thin, but it might well make you squirt your soda through your nose.
The screenplay wades through a stream of absurd situations during the trip, but they're treated with an earnest, understated hand that keeps the focus on the characters.
At some point, someone will write the history of this modern comedy of the uncomfortable, and when they do, I hope they devote an entire chapter to 'Klown.'
KLOWN may not necessarily garner Casper and Frank too many new fans, yet it will most likely please the target audience with its raunchy and sardonic humor.
A distinctive sense of comedy that fans of the 'Hangover' and 'Jackass' movies should appreciate.
Frank and Casper (the characters and the writers both) err by devoting themselves to building up these sorry specimens of masculinity rather than deconstructing them to see what makes them tick -- or throb, as the case may be.
- Casper: She made pancakes!
- Casper: I need women! It's my drug!
- Frank: I have loads of father potential!
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